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Does being published in a medical magazine (e.g. writing your own article on a health topic) count as significantly as being published in a medical journal?

...Now that I write it out, it seems kind of ridiculous to ask. I was asking around about a research internship at a hospital and previous participants were talking about "published." I asked what/where they were published and they pulled out a magazine; it didn't seem like a journal because the articles were mainly concerned on talking about health issues rather than on actual studies.
It seems like that would count as a pretty big achievement, but I'm guessing it's not really the same caliber as being part of an actual study. Is that right?
 

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It's interesting but I wouldn't classify it as the same as a research article/clinical study. It can still go on your CV though.
 
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it's not in the same league as peer-reviewed publications, but noteworthy in it's own right. How many people can say that they've published anything???


Does being published in a medical magazine (e.g. writing your own article on a health topic) count as significantly as being published in a medical journal?

...Now that I write it out, it seems kind of ridiculous to ask. I was asking around about a research internship at a hospital and previous participants were talking about "published." I asked what/where they were published and they pulled out a magazine; it didn't seem like a journal because the articles were mainly concerned on talking about health issues rather than on actual studies.
It seems like that would count as a pretty big achievement, but I'm guessing it's not really the same caliber as being part of an actual study. Is that right?
 
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it's not in the same league as peer-reviewed publications, but noteworthy in it's own right. How many people can say that they've published anything???
Hope you don't mind the quick hijack, but would you recommend listing non-academic publications? I have published a significant number of fiction pieces (some for money, some for credit). My letter writers have all found them interesting, but I wanted to make sure it wouldn't be absurd to list them. I was thinking of putting them all under the same activity, then putting my peer-reviewed stuff as separate items.
 

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Yup, that's where I'd put it.

Hope you don't mind the quick hijack, but would you recommend listing non-academic publications? I have published a significant number of fiction pieces (some for money, some for credit). My letter writers have all found them interesting, but I wanted to make sure it wouldn't be absurd to list them. I was thinking of putting them all under the same activity, then putting my peer-reviewed stuff as separate items.
 

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For a med school application it's fine. Once you get past that stage it needs to be in a peer reviewed journal or it doesn't count.